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I am a retired higher education lecturer, taught programming, mostly C and Assembler for 25 very happy years. Now concentrating on delaying the inevitable as long as possible.


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revised Why does terminal cursor flash briefly
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asked Why does terminal cursor flash briefly
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revised Emacs how do I interpret this Lisp debugger report
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12
accepted Emacs how do I interpret this Lisp debugger report
Apr
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revised Emacs how do I interpret this Lisp debugger report
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asked Emacs how do I interpret this Lisp debugger report
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revised linux fedora 20 how to read data from usb drive
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asked linux fedora 20 how to read data from usb drive
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comment How does yum work?
Regarding @rMistero's comments, thanks for them, Ok, I realise that yum is not the basic problem, but it was at the start of the process that leads to its revelation. I'm sorry, but you take too much for granted in what you expect me to understand: I don't (yet) know what network-manager and network-scripts are, nor what role they play.
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comment How does yum work?
The suggestions, for which I am grateful, all need a deeper understanding of the system than I have, hence the final paragraph of my question.
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revised How does yum work?
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revised How does yum work?
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asked How does yum work?
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accepted Linux Fedora 20: how do I deal with “ import read failed(2)”?
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answered Linux Fedora 20: how do I deal with “ import read failed(2)”?
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accepted How can I get yum and the internet browser to work after fresh Fedora 20 installation
Mar
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answered How can I get yum and the internet browser to work after fresh Fedora 20 installation
Mar
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revised Linux Fedora 20: how do I deal with “ import read failed(2)”?
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revised Linux Fedora 20: how do I deal with “ import read failed(2)”?
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Mar
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revised Linux Fedora 20: how do I deal with “ import read failed(2)”?
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